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Old 04-27-2014, 09:34 AM
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Good to see you got an image hosting situation organised.
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Very nice. Thanks for reposting the pictures.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:49 AM
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

I am still thinking about turning the side mirrors and window trim black, what do you guys think? The "pop" of the chrome that is remaining is kinda growing on me, since a lot of the chrome is already removed and the granite Chrystal color doesn't really clash with the chrome that is left..

Oh and I did take a hit in the aero department as to be expected with the raise in height of the bumper, removing the lower part of the bumper, extra weight etc. Truck is up to about 6,000 lbs, and at 85mph on my last trip I averaged ~22 MPG. I guess that is not bad considering the changes I've made and how fast I was driving on all terrain tires...
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:09 AM
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

I find the chrome mirrors quite jarring on your car. The trim is fine, but the mirrors really jump out. What about colour coding them. I prefer having the colour coded ones on our GC to the chrome ones on our last car.

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Great, thanks for posting those. As I said earlier, I have those rims and the rock rails, looking for a better option for the pre-runner, but yours looks quite tidy with the SRT bumper.
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I am still thinking about turning the side mirrors and window trim black, what do you guys think? The "pop" of the chrome that is remaining is kinda growing on me, since a lot of the chrome is already removed and the granite Chrystal color doesn't really clash with the chrome that is left..

Oh and I did take a hit in the aero department as to be expected with the raise in height of the bumper, removing the lower part of the bumper, extra weight etc. Truck is up to about 6,000 lbs, and at 85mph on my last trip I averaged ~22 MPG. I guess that is not bad considering the changes I've made and how fast I was driving on all terrain tires...
There is a member who posts in the export forum called Wadeaus, he has done a real good job of de-chroming, I reckon it looks heaps better. He used vinyl wrap on the door handles, tail lights and window trims, and plastidip on the decals.

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Also did some wrapping on the dash:

Dash vinyl wrapped

So much to do.....

edit: Do you think removing the bottom lip of the bumper and the install of the prerunner has had an impact on fuel consumption, is it the added weight or the change in aero? We've discussed this in the export forum, and I didn't think the aero would make a huge difference....?
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:59 PM
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Yes, it has had an impact on the fuel economy. There is no way to do off-road modifications like this and that not happen. Exposing more tire surface area to oncoming wind is high drag, and the greater turbulence under the chassis due to the increased approach angle and higher height of the vehicle causes more drag there too.

My stock summit would get ~26 MPG, I get around ~22-23 now. It's worth it to me though everyone loves me Jeep! I also like being able to go off-the-beaten-path whenever I like on trips. (I have a ton of off-road equipment in the back). Pull-pal for those times with no trees around and need to winch, high end air compressor for lowering/airing up tires, air-bag jack, snatch blocks, pulleys, tool kits etc etc..

I still need to get under there and fashion some sort of protection for the DEF injector area.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

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I find the chrome mirrors quite jarring on your car. The trim is fine, but the mirrors really jump out. What about colour coding them. I prefer having the colour coded ones on our GC to the chrome ones on our last car.

I would have to agree. To each his own, this is an amazing looking vehicle, I'm siked that it all came together but yeah, I would totally paint those mirrors to match!

Also, Zybane, it looks like there are extra pieces on your grille inserts (first, middle, and last) what are they? Just curious. Thanks! Again, awesome build!
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I still need to get under there and fashion some sort of protection for the DEF injector area.
I don't see your name on the DEF protection list. Please see:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/def-i...ml#post1020451

BTW, I am about to do a lot of the same mod's you have done. Thanks for blazing the trail. Time to go spend my savings at RRO....
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Ah cool, thanks for the heads up. Let us know how your mods go.
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Yes, it has had an impact on the fuel economy. There is no way to do off-road modifications like this and that not happen. Exposing more tire surface area to oncoming wind is high drag, and the greater turbulence under the chassis due to the increased approach angle and higher height of the vehicle causes more drag there too.

My stock summit would get ~26 MPG, I get around ~22-23 now. It's worth it to me though everyone loves me Jeep! I also like being able to go off-the-beaten-path whenever I like on trips. (I have a ton of off-road equipment in the back). Pull-pal for those times with no trees around and need to winch, high end air compressor for lowering/airing up tires, air-bag jack, snatch blocks, pulleys, tool kits etc etc..

I still need to get under there and fashion some sort of protection for the DEF injector area.

Can't wait to see what you do for the DEF protection.
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Zybane, can you elaborate on your under-chassis cameras? What brand/type cameras are they? Where did you mount them? Where did you go through the firewall?
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